“2009 blockbuster next-gen hit” are the words Vicious Cycle Software president Eric Peterson uses to describe Eat Lead on his post on the PlayStation Blog regarding the 2D sequel’s upcoming release, but he does at least add an asterisk to the description, which leads to “* Not actually a blockbuster hit. But it was released in 2009.” You’ve got to love a company that can poke fun at their own titles. Hopefully that sense of humour carries over in Blood Bath and Beyond.
BBB takes players on a tour of Matt Hazard’s fictional back catalogue, travelling through older games as he tries to save his 8-bit self from the villainous General Neutronov. The game drops on the 6th for Xbox Live Arcade and the 7th for the PlayStation Network, and will set you back around $US14.99 no matter what currency you pay in.